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  • kashania: Losing their shirts and fondling their nipples! 3:06 PM
  • messa di voce: The Met let her borrow her Act 2 Merry Widow costume? 3:04 PM
  • Gualtier M: I disagree about glassy as sound like broken edges of glass. Tebaldi had a voice full of... 2:54 PM
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  • Milady DeWinter: I hear what you mean, Ivy – (and yes, the performance is tremendously exciting!) but... 2:38 PM
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Happy 18th birthday, parterre box

To think, if I’d had a kid instead, he could be out there supporting me now, or at least off at college smoking dope and getting laid.

(The first issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine appeared on December 3, 1993, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas.)

68 comments

  • Many, many thanks upon this happy occasion and many happy returns !!

  • I also still have the Parterre Box T-Shirt with Maria Callas…

  • Batty Masetto says:

    Late to the party, but nevertheless bearing gifts. Now that La Cieca has reached the age of consent, I’m sure she is mature enough to handle this oeuvre d’art:

  • OT, but hilarious!!!!

    • Camille says:

      <La Boheme by Charles Ives! grazie

      • ianw2 says:

        No, silly, Ives’ Boheme is performed whilst Falstaff is being performed in the Family Circle, and Parsifal is being performed somewhere backstage.

        (loved the clip)

        • Camille says:

          Far be it from me to quibble with the secret spouse of AR, but I actually had something more like this in mind:

          and don’t ask me how I know of this stuff, a story to sad to tell.

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  • Tristan_und says:

    Well, although I seldom leave a comment here because of all the esoteric knowledge and incredible bitchery on display, I can at least congratulate myself on actually sending La Cieca hard-earned dollars to receive a hard copy in the mail (18 years ago?? -- that seems a LONG time), for what it’s worth. Now if I could only FIND a hard copy somewhere in the files…